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Upgrade 2TB hard drive suggestions? Green or Regular? 5900 or 7200RPM ?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by jlin, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Actually both

    pdisk

    and the Linux version of

    fdisk

    are on there, along with some other utilities with which one can also quickly get into trouble, like

    hdparm

    and

    dd

    and

    dd_rescue

    But they can, at times, also be lifesavers.
     
  2. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    Thanks for that information, now I have a better understanding of these large hard drives, as my computer is 2.5 years old and uses the LGA1366 socket for my I7 I assume I don't have UEFI on this computer.
     
  3. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Active Member

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    No problem. Most people don't know you really shouldn't buy a hard drive greater than 2 TB today. It just causes more problems than it solves. Maybe in a couple of years, once PCs and operating systems and third-party tools support it better.

    Anyway, it's a definite no-no for a Tivo, which uses APM (same limits as MBR).
     
  4. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Active Member

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    I looked online and found this partition table for the Series 1 (which is also what I have):


    1 Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1
    2 Image Bootstrap 1 4096 @ 37893184 2.0M
    3 Image Kernel 1 4096 @ 37897280 2.0M
    4 Ext2 Root 1 262144 @ 37901376 128.0M
    5 Image Bootstrap 2 4096 @ 38163520 2.0M
    6 Image Kernel 2 4096 @ 38167616 2.0M
    7 Ext2 Root 2 262144 @ 38171712 128.0M
    8 Swap Linux swap 260096 @ 38433856 127.0M
    9 Ext2 /var 262144 @ 38693952 128.0M
    10 MFS MFS application region 1048576 @ 38956096 512.0M
    11 MFS MFS media region 37893120 @ 64 18.1G
    12 MFS New MFS Application 1024 @ 40004672
    13 MFS MFS New MFS Media 194428928 @ 40005696 92.7G
    14 Apple_Free Extra 7024 @ 234434624 3.4M


    All of those sector numbers (except the partition map itself) are divisible by 8, so a Series 1 is already aligned to support an Advanced Format drive. But I think they changed the partition layout in the Series 2 Tivos (and beyond).
     

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